thoughts in the process of watching Killing Eve

i was thinking about Killing Eve – and wondering about kindness in it, its often not there yet in a way its central in its absence

her old boss, of the Berlin nightclub scene, there was kindness there (not in that scene), and as something they (Eve and he) could play against at times

Hitchcock – Sabotage (1936)

Sabotage directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1936 The second in this season of Hitchcock films I’m seeing. This film is based on the novel The Secret Agent by Jospeh Conrad (somewhat confusingly the film he made right before this one and after last week’s film was called Secret Agent and had nothing to do with Conrad –…

Hitchcock – The 39 Steps (1935)

directed by Alfred Hitchcock, 1935(beware spoilers below) I must have seen this film many times over the years, but was fortunate to see it for the first time on a big screen recently. How that has awoken me to it. I really get it now. I’m thinking of it as a bubbling brook, maybe in…

Locke (2013)

Locke w. & d. Steven Knight, 2013 BEWARE SPOILERS! I found this a very moving film. Of course it does move, or what passes for that these days, in that it is the story of a drive and a driver, Ivan Locke played by Tom Hardy. We see no other actors and only really see…

La Strada

I saw La Strada (The Road) the other night, the first time I’ve seen it on a big screen. One of my companions questioned whether there was interiority to the characters. For me there was, it was just that was part of the point, how the presentations of solutions of self may become a mask…